Cabaret Balkan

Cabaret Balkan is a 1998 Serbian film directed by Goran Paskaljević starring Miki Manojlović and Nebojša Glogovac. Its original Serbian language title is Буре барута (Bure baruta) which means Powder Keg. It was released in English speaking countries under the title of Cabaret Balkan, with the official reason for the name change being that Kevin Costner had already registered a film project under the title Powder Keg.[1] The film received a number of distinctions, including a FIPRESCI award at the Venice Film Festival in 1998. It was based on a play by the same title by Dejan Dukovski. The film was selected as the Serbian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[2][3]

Cabaret Balkan
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International poster
Directed byGoran Paskaljević
Produced byGoran Paskaljević
Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Written byDejan Dukovski (play)
Goran Paskaljević
Filip David
Zoran Andrić
StarringMiki Manojlović
Sergej Trifunović
Nebojša Glogovac
Dragan Nikolić
Bata Živojinović
Mirjana Karanović
Bogdan Diklić
Music byZoran Simjanović
CinematographyMilan Spasić
Edited byPetar Putniković
Distributed byStudioCanal
(worldwide theatrical)
Release date
  • 4 September 1998 (1998-09-04)
Running time
102 minutes


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Iordanova, D., Cinema of Flames: Balkan Film, Culture and the Media, p. 277
  2. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  3. ^ "45 Countries Submit Films for Oscar Consideration". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 19 November 1998. Archived from the original on 19 February 1999. Retrieved 20 October 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External linksEdit

Cabaret Balkan at IMDb